Dry Eyes Deserve Your Attention


“45% or nearly half of India’s urban population is likely to be affected by dry eye condition by the year 2030, roughly translating to a staggering 275 million people. Even rural India is likely to see 17 million new patients of dry eye disease every year.”

Dry eye is one of the most common reasons patients seek help from their eye doctor. It is a condition wherein your eyes do not produce enough tears. Dry eyes can lead to eye irritation and ultimately inflammation of the eye. 

In this blog, we discuss important points on dry eye and some bonus tips to prevent it! Let’s dive into the dry eyes!

But, first, let us learn more about tears!

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Effect of Diabetes on Your Eyes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the blood sugar and insulin levels in your body. And the majority of diabetic people are at a higher risk of developing other health complications such as heart disease and stroke. Diabetes can have adverse effects on your eyes and vision too. With time, diabetes can cause minor eye problems that worsen if not treated early. 

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in 2020, 463 million people in the world have diabetes, of which 77 million belong to India. And experts reveal that one-third of diabetic patients are affected by diabetes-related eye problems.

In this article, Dr. Samina Zamindar, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Chief Cataract Surgeon at ZMEC, explains how diabetes adversely affects your eyes and vision, and how you can manage the adverse effects.

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